Toronto in many ways embodies the spirit of the Microsoft Partner Network – few cities are as innovative, diverse, and welcoming.

But why else did we choose Toronto for WPC 2016?

    1. It’s easy
With numerous daily, nonstop international flights, Toronto is easy to get to, and once you get there, it’s even easier to get around. There’s a new metro train from the airport to the city, and taxis are clean, readily available and affordable. WPC 2016 will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – right in the middle of downtown – and within walking distance of numerous restaurants, hotels, and entertainment options. You don’t need to travel far to do anything.
    1. It’s tech savvy
Toronto is rapidly becoming one of the world’s leading technology hubs and is ranked at the top for global competitiveness. You come to see innovation at WPC, so Toronto – a city full of ingenuity – is a perfect match. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to get business done beyond WPC in this thriving, multi-sector, economic and financial hub.
    1. It’s just plain cool
Toronto has a little bit of everything for everyone – and everyone is welcome. Residents boast of being at the top of numerous “best of” lists: safe, green, clean, educated and more. And visitors will discover there is an endless amount of things to do.
Looking for authentic cuisine? Try a peameal bacon sandwich at the 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market or sample poutine from one of Toronto’s famous food trucks.
Interested in art and architecture? Take a stroll through The Distillery Historic District – North America’s largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture.
Bringing your family? Enjoy the Toronto Zoo or Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, catch a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game or experience the interactive fountains and live music of Yonge-Dondas Square.

Looking to do something bold? Test your fear of heights and sign up for EdgeWalk where you can walk around the roof of Toronto’s CN Tower – on the outside!
For a complete resource on the many things to see and do in Toronto, take a look at the official 2015 Visitor Guide.

Remember to plan ahead for WPC, and take steps to make the most of your attendance. For those of you looking to plan your stay in Toronto now, check out our WPC 2016 Logistics page.
As we get closer to WPC 2016, we’ll release the Mobile App, Conference Guide and Know Before You Go document to feature additional recommendations for evening entertainment, dining and cultural experiences, so keep an eye out for an upcoming blog on that.
And if you haven’t yet, register today and save – all-access passes are available now for our early booking discount price of US $1,795.
I’ll see you in Toronto!